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CabezaEnFuego

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I posted about this a few months back but that thread became a bit long and convoluted so I thought I'd start it fresh. A while back I opened up my notebook to clean it out, namely the dust clogging my intakes. I have an XPS M1730. About a week after that I was watching a movie on it and it suddenly froze. I did a hard shutdown and then when I pressed the power button a few lights came on and the screen illuminated to a black screen but the POST screen never came up. I found a work around in that I had replaced my HDD a while back and didn't reload the Dell Media Direct so when I hit the button for that it would attempt to load Media Direct, not find it, and load Windows. If I do a 'restart' it goes to the POST screen and boots as normal but I found that when I tried to update my BIOS and it restarted it acted as it would when I would try to boot with the power button.
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Hi CabazaEnFuego,

Sounds like a BIOS problem since windows does start with a work around.
Can you get in the BIOS and reset it to defaults, see what that does?

Since the powerbutton does function, but the laptop doesnt do as expected when u press it I'd look there.

Hope to help,

Mythio
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